Chapter 8: Power Surge

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

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Chapter 7: Power Surge

The guards in the break room are nervous, as the facility's alarm bells have yet to cease their endless blaring.

 

"Should we go check it out? What if something bad is going on?" One asks nervously.

 

All of a sudden, everything goes silent, the lights go out so fast the guards jump in fright.

 

"What's happening?! Oh good grief!! I don't want to die!" One guard cries out.

 

A low chuckle fills his hearing, and cold, chilly breath runs down his neck.

 

"Then don't turn around."

A mysterious voice whispers menacingly from behind him. He looks out of the corner of his eye and sees two violet red eyes gleaming out at him from the darkness. Their irises quake with violent rage, and the guard numbly realizes that he is going to die.

 

A loud bang rings out, and a guard in a panic switches on the emergency lights in the room, flooding the room in blood red light.

 

The light illuminates EXOL8, causing her eyes to glow blood red in the light, her snake like pupils narrow to slits, the result makes her look insane. Coupled with the blood drenching her clothes, it is more than enough to make the guards flee in terror, helpless as she mows them down. When she finishes with the last one, she pauses, hearing a noise.

 

Crying. She immediately walks toward the noise...

 

The Director frowns, concerned with her progress.

 

"Computer, restore facility power." He then turns flips a lever, and the computer responds immediately, activating the spare power generator. He then leaves towards the experiment halls, with purpose in mind. He reaches the containment chamber of EX80A, and calmly opens the door. Immediately, EX80A looks up at the Director fondly.

 

"Father, what is wrong? Is there trouble about? All the lights went out with no warning."

 

The Director silently unleashes EX80A from his restraints.

 

"What... what are you doing? Father? What's wrong?" EX80A says, growing panicked

 

"Yes... I am having some trouble, child. Do you remember EX0L8?"

 

EX80A nods silently.

 

"EX0L8 is trying to escape from our facility. It would... pain me... for her to leave me. She is... important... to me." He speaks with a false strain, and the fool buys it.

 

"Father... I won't let her pain you anymore!"

 

The Director smiles. "Good. I will lock down all other routes except through here. Do not let her reach the other side. I'm counting on you."

 

"Yes father. I won't let you down."

 

You had better not. He thinks to himself.

 

EXOL8 looks at the cages and snarls in revulsion. So she wasn't the only one... unfortunately, none of these seem able to stand, much less walk...

 

"P-please... don't leave me here!" A young girl's voice whimpers to her right. EX0L8 walks over to the cage and kneels down.

 

A girl with snow white hair reaching to her waist, with icy blue eyes and a thin, exposed body looks up at her weakly, appearing to be at least ten years of age, at the very least.

 

She makes another feeble whimpering sound, shivering as she does so. Pity wells up inside of EX0L8.

 

"What's your name, little girl?" She says softly.

 

"Umm... EXLG0. I-I am classified as 'Angel' as well. Wh-what's your name?" She stammers nervously.

 

"You're classified as what now?" EX0L8 looks confused.

 

"As Angel. Why? The Director said that there are four special experiments he has done. Angel, Mermaid, Centaur, and... Dragon. What's your name?"

 

"I'm EX0L8. Come on, I'll get you out of here." EX0L8 starts to bash the lock, until it cracks and breaks off.

 

"He told me about you, he gave you the Mermaid classification. Do you have fins or gills or-"

 

EX0L8 raises a hand. "Later. Where's this centaur then?"

 

She points behind EXOL8, to a cage directly behind her.

 

"You don't look like much of a centaur," EX0L8 says casually, looking at the other girl.

 

She has greenish brown hair, with very light brown skin, and emerald green eyes that tremble with fear."

 

"Uhh... I know. I am EXCaR, also classified as the Centaur. You must be EXOL8, the Mermaid?"

 

EX0L8 shrugs. "Maybe, but I don't care."

 

This girl has a very loose fitting ragged green dress, and is the smallest of them.

 

"I don't look like a centaur yet... but I do have a tail and horse legs." She lifts her dress, revealing two hairy legs with hooves instead of feet, with a small tail dangling from higher up the dress.

 

EXOL8 smashes EXCaR's cage open, and she reluctantly crawls out, EXGL0 crawls out out of hers soon after.

 

"What now? Umm... What's your plan to get out of here?" EXGL0 shifts nervously.

 

"Why that's simple." EX0L8 grins. "I plan to fight my way out, and free you two also. What about that other experiment, the.... Dragon?"

 

EXCaR and EXLG0 look at each other.

 

"He's on the Director's side. He's the fiery one." EXCaR says simply.

 

EX0L8 smashes her fists together.

 

"Perfect, another punching bag. Ok, let's go!"

 

EXCaR looks at EXLG0.

 

"This won't end well..." Still, they reluctantly follow EX0L8, further through the labs.

 


Submitted: November 28, 2012

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DemonQueen

I really like that there are more experiments. Please update soon.

Wed, November 28th, 2012 12:30pm

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Why thank you! I'll update as soon as I can, though it takes a little to write this book sometimes.

Wed, November 28th, 2012 4:51am

questionreality

OOOH! More experiments!! I can't wait to read some more. Great work, DracoWyrm.

Thu, November 29th, 2012 5:32pm

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Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed the chapter! I hope I'll be able to post something sooner or later.

Thu, November 29th, 2012 5:12pm

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